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How Kiambu County supported Solai dam tragedy survivors

Pythie Meja
Some of the food stuffs that were donated to the survivours of the Solai dam tragedy. [Photo/ Governor Waititu Babayao/]

The Kiambu County government under the leadership of Governor Ferdinand Waititu has joined the list of well-wishers who have offered support to the Solai dam tragedy survivors.

The dam, which is located in the expansive Patel Coffee Estate in Solai burst last week, sweeping away several homes.

Governor Waititu on Wednesday accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto who joined survivors in an interdenominational memorial service to honor the 48 victims who died following the incident.

Waititu donated two trucks of foodstuffs and bedding to the survivors. 

"Together with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto we joined survivors of the Solai dam tragedy at an interdenominational memorial service to honor the 48 victims who perished during the horrific incident in Nakuru. The County Government of Kiambu also donated two trucks of foodstuffs as well as beddings for the affected families where 48 people died and property worth hundreds of thousands destroyed. The memorial service, was also attended by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Mrs Rachel Ruto, and other leaders," wrote Governor Waititu in a Facebook post.

A section of Kiambu residents hailed the governor for supporting the victims, thanking him for the humanitarian gesture.

Here are some of the reactions from the residents:

Suzzie Leestar: “Good work Governor. God bless you and the people of Kiambu abundantly.”

Andrew Mugo: “Good job naona boss yangu gibb."

”Nancy Kungu: “God bless you baba yao, good work.”

Ann Njogu: “Kazi njema our governor.”

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